The North American based automaker Ford is apparently planning out a hotter version of the Fiesta ST, which might become a true RS model.
The Ford Performance division has some big plans for its future lineup which will include yet another RS version, after the Focus, the Fiesta RS. The vehicle in question is said to be developed by Ford Performance division, which is bringing together RS and Ford Racing, and this is said to give birth to 12 models by 2020, which will include the F-150, the Mustang, the GT supercar and also the Focus RS, amongst others. The announcement hasn’t been officially made but according to a report published by Autocar, a hotter version of the Ford Fiesta ST is possible but it isn’t known at the time whether this will be a replacement for the ST or a true RS.
Our source is speculating that the new B-segment hot hatch will be actually an RS variant of it and if it will be really introduced than it should be easily recognizable thanks to its aerodynamic and more aggressive body kit than the one added to the Fiesta ST. The model should also pack some larger brakes, possibly some tweaks made to the chassis, an upgraded suspension system and a new differential, which should cope with the extra power. We are not sure on what engine we will find under the hood of the new Ford Fiesta RS, but chances are it will not be larger than the current 1.6L turbo but it will be producing more than 200 HP, probably close to 250 HP.